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Lessons from the Waco Tragedy

Nancy Ammerman, one of the experts consulted by the FBI in the aftermath of the Waco, Texas, Branch Davidian disaster, reviews the culture of the both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI. In her report, Ammerman says the cultures of these agencies made it difficult for them to access and understand role religion was playing, even when advised by religion experts.  Ammerman explores why religion and good advice were ignored, and makes four proposals on how to prevent similar errors in the future. Read Ammerman's report to the Justice and Treasury Departments Regarding law enforcement interaction with the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas.

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Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that...

Significance of Storytelling

“We Survive by Telling Stories” by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Generational storytelling is a history book. It...

New Organ Can Mimic the Sound of an Ojibwe Flute

Early in the project, church leaders asked the Casavant sound engineers to build a set of pipes that could mimic the...

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Race is a reality that profoundly affects congregational life throughout the United States, and there is a growing desire among...

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